WORK AND WELFARE IN THE DIGITAL ERA – ESPAnet Spring school 8. -11. May 2019 in Pisa Italy


Target group: PhD students and post-doc researchers from all over Europe                                                                     Focus area: Innovation Management Training hours: 17                                                                                                        Venue:  Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa Italy.                                                                                                                                Tuition fee: 300 Euro

 Application deadline:  29.03.2019

The Spring school is co-organized by the Sant’Anna School of Advance Studies, ESPAnet (European Network for Social Policy Analysis), ESPAnet Italia, INAPP (Istituto Nazionale per l’Analisi delle Politiche Pubbliche).

The Spring school is targeted to PhD students and post-doc researchers from all over Europe. The activity will improve the exchange of knowledge between leading scholars and your doctoral students who have the opportunity to collect information and new analytical/theoretical/methodological approaches to technological innovation and the political economy European countries.

Up to 25 participants (PhD or post-doc researchers) will be selected and present their own work on the topic.

The Spring school aims at collecting knowledge and expertise on the impact of the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) – the integration of cyber-physical systems and the internet of things, big data and cloud computing, robotics, artificial-intelligence based systems and additive manufacturing – on both social and labour market policies.

Scholars from different disciplines (political science, sociology, economics) will give lectures on different sub-topics to feeding the reflection on four lines:

  1. a) The key traits of the 4IR and its major challenges.
  2. b) Technological innovations and their impact on the labour market and social policy.
  3. c) The politics of technological innovation.
  4. d) Industrial relations systems and the 4IR.


Preliminary list of keynote speakers:                                                                                                                                                    Marius Busemeyer, University of Konstanz                                                                                                                                             Giovanni Dosi, Sant’Anna                                                                                                                                                                                    Marta Kahancova, CELSI                                                                                                                                                                                     Manos Matsaganis, Politecnico di Milano                                                                                                                                                Oscar Molina, Autonomous University of Barcelona                                                                                                                       Philippe Pochet, ETUI                                                                                                                                                                                          Stefano Sacchi, LUISS

 Certificate:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At the end of the Course the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies will issue a certificate of attendance with value to the extent permitted by law to the students who attended 80% of the lessons, and passed the assessment tests foreseen and are up-to-date with the payment of the enrolment fee.

 More information on the ESPAnet Spring school website